After having an easy time against Nolensville early in the week, the Lions from Christ Presbyterian Academy faced a much tougher contest against District rival Giles on Friday night, but were able to hold on to earn two big victories as the playoff season approaches.
CPA dominated Nolensville from start to finish to earn a 61-34 victory on Tuesday. They were outscored in the second half against Giles County, but had built a big enough lead early to hold on for a 62-59 win.
The Lions used a consistent offensive attack and solid defense against Nolensville. CPA held their opponent to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters, while scoring 14 points in the first, 17 in the second and third quarters, and 13 more in the final period.
Drew Scott led all scorers against Nolensville with 22 points. Bryce McCormick added 15 points, while Clay Washburn netted 10 points and Michael Mayernick eight points.
Tanner Morgan scored four points and McNeil Stout round out the scoring for the Lions with three points.
CPA jumped out to a 10-point lead early against Giles, outscoring their opponent 16-6 in the first quarter.
The Lions were able to stretch that lead to 36-23 as they took what they thought was a comfortable lead at halftime.
But Giles County came out determined in the second half and held CPA to just 13 points in the third and fourth quarters, while pouring in 17 points and 19 points respectfully. But the damage was already done in the first half, and the Lions held on for the win.
Michael Mayernick controlled the ball from the point guard position, and led all scorers with 16 points for the Lions.
Clay Washburn also played a fine game for CPA, scoring 15 points, while Bryce McCormick added 13 points and Drew Scott 10 points. James Deaton netted seven for CPA.
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